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Terrapin lacrosse players receive awards while Landon athlete honored posthumously

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WASHINGTON — The 17th Annual Tewaaraton Awards for lacrosse were dominated by the University of Maryland Terrapins men’s and women’s players Thursday evening at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian.

Star senior attacker Matt Rambo and senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg received honors while Landon alumnus Mario St. George Boiardi received an award posthumously.

Among the numerous awards, honors and speeches, Rambo and Stukenberg of the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship-winning Terrapins shined brightest. They took home the major honors in a format similar to the Heisman Trophy.

The late Boiardi, a Landon High School alumnus and Cornell University class of 2004 alumnus, received The Spirit of Tewaaraton Award.

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Landon defeats Bullis for IAC championship

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xLandon v. Bullis IAC 1bBullis’ Michael Chiararmonte (6), faces off against Landon’s Justin Shockey (19) on the dot. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

BETHESDA—Considered this season the best team in the nation for boys varsity high school lacrosse, the Landon Bears (21-0) completed an undefeated season and IAC Championship, soundly defeating the Bullis Bulldogs (18-3), 18-7 at Landon High School on a rainy Friday afternoon.

The game could not have started off worse for the Bears. The Bulldogs scored at the 9:34 and 7:34 marks to take a 2-0 lead. This would be the high point for the Bulldogs.

Over the next 12 minutes, the Bears would score nine unanswered goals, never looking back. Complete domination was the name of the game for the Bears.

Bulldogs head coach Jeff Bellistri said, “First three or four minutes went Bullis’ way. That’s about it. Then Landon played to a level we couldn’t match...”

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Landon proves too much for Prep

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MPI LvPrepLAX 0187 EditedLandon’s Joseph Epstein (1) is beset by Hoyas James Giulieri (8), and Peter Virostek (30). PHOTO BY MARK POETKERBETHESDA – Georgetown Prep simply had no answer for Landon on Friday afternoon.

The Bears captured a 13-7 victory over the Little Hoyas on Triplett Field at Bordley Stadium to remain unbeaten.

“There’s something special about coming on this field and playing Prep,” said Landon junior attack Gilbert Sentimore, who finished with two goals and two assists to help the Bears improve to 16-0. “Lots of alums on both sides and our coach [Rob Bordley] always reads us emails about alums saying they’d give anything to be back here on this field again.”

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Baylor leads Falcons over Landon

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TAKOMA PARK – Last Thursday in a first round matchup, Good Counsel junior forward Tyler Baylor scored 22 points to lead the Falcons to a 69-63 victory over Landon in the Maryland Private School Tournament at Takoma Academy.

The game marked a meeting between Washington Catholic Athletic Conference member Good Counsel and Landon from the Interstate Athletic Conference.

“The words of one IAC coach is they are by far the most improved team in the IAC and they made a run in their tournament,” said Good Counsel head coach G.J. Kissal, “so they were playing really well so we feel good about the win.”

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Georgetown Prep wins 13th IAC wrestling title

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Georgetown Prep crowned Ethan Krause (152), Kobe Borda (126), Caleb Wilson (170), Riley Stewart (182) and Thomas Gates (285) to overcome Landon for its 13th straight Interstate Athletic Conference title on Saturday.

The Little Hoyas (166 points) had four runners-up and placed 11 wrestlers within the top four of their weight classes to 12 for the Bears (153), losers of three of five title-bout matchups to the champions while crowning Patrick Kielb (106), Lorenzo Lopez (120), Brendon Gallagher (138) and Carter Johnson (195) among seven finalists.

“I feel that we wrestled pretty sluggish; however, the guys who needed to perform got the job done,” said Krause, a repeat champion who will wrestle for Duke University next season. “I knew nothing was guaranteed, so I spoke to some of the guys before the finals about stepping up in the finals, and they did.”

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Machen makes up for lost time in latest win

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Nearly a year ago to the day, Landon’s Jelani Machen was out of wrestling, having suffered a broken arm early in a tournament.

So the Bears’ sophomore has been catching up this season, most recently with a superlative effort in last weekend’s Battlin’ Barons Duals at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High.

Machen won all five bouts, including two by fall while splitting time between the 160- and 170- pound weight classes, with a 6-0 shutout the host Barons’ previously unbeaten county runner-up and fourth-place regional finisher Seamus Selmi being among his wins.

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W.J. wrestler wins honors at Magruder Mad Mats

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Walter Johnson’s third-place state finisher J.D. FitzPatrick (138) earned the Mad Mats Tournament Outstanding Wrestler honor at Magruder this weekend, pinning three opponents and winning his quarterfinal, 14-5.

FitzPatrick trailed his semifinal, 2-0, before decking Virginia’s fifth-place state finisher, Joshua Garber of James River, in 5:53.

FitzPatrick won his title bout in 5:21 over Bullis’ Marcelo Motta, an IAC champion who finished sixth at last year’s private schools state tournament.

“I was excited to wrestle Marcelo in the finals because I know how hard he works and he's a great wrestler who I have a lot of respect for. I was fortunate to come out on top, but I'm just thankful to be able to compete against a great wrestler like him,” said FitzPatrick, a senior.

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Georgetown Prep records third straight shutout, rocks Landon 35-0

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MP1 2475Georgetown Prep's Justin Allen (2) scores a touchdown during the Little Hoyas' shutout of the Landon Bears, 35-0. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

NORTH BETHESDA – The Georgetown Prep varsity football team captured the Fagan-Davis trophy against Landon Saturday as the Little Hoyas tallied their third consecutive shutout with a 35-0 win during homecoming weekend.

“It’s always a great honor because we got a great deal of respect for Landon. We’ve always enjoyed the rivalry throughout the years. It’s a great victory for us,” said Hoyas Head Coach Dan Paro.

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Landon falls 33-0 to Riverdale Baptist

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MP1 0571Riverdale Baptist senior quarterback Dion Golatt looks for an opening in Landon's defense. Golatt would go on to lead the Crusaders to 33-0 victory. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

BETHESDA – Riverdale Baptist senior quarterback Dion Golatt guided the Crusaders to a convincing 33-0 road victory over Landon Friday afternoon at Bordley Stadium’s Triplett Field.

Golatt, who transferred to the Upper Marlboro private school from Annapolis Area Christian School for his senior campaign, completed 8-of-12 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown.

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